Australia concluded Day 3’s proceedings with 377/9 after opener David Warner and Peter Handscomb forged a 152 run third partnership. After rain washed out the entire first session, Bangladesh fought back with three quick wickets as they dismissed Australia’s middle order without being much troubled. While Warner showed remarkable patience in his 123-run knock that came off 234 balls, visitors took a lead of 72 runs after resuming the day at 225-2. Australia will begin Day 4 with Steve O’Keefe (8) and Nathan Lyon (0).
Australia XI: David Warner, Matthew Renshaw, Steve Smith (c), Peter Handscomb, Glenn Maxwell, Hilton Cartwright, Matthew Wade, Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins, Steve O’Keefe, Nathan Lyon
Bangladesh squad: Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Imrul Kayes, Sabbir Rahman, Mushfiqur Rahim (c/wk), Mominal Haque, Shakib Al Hasan, Nasir Hossain, Mehedi Hasan, Taijul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman